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Julien A O'Meara
 
Royal Dragon
Un-numbered prints available; original not for sale. Contact the artist for more information.
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Royal Dragon  
Date:   1992
Media:   Watercolor
Surface:   Smooth Bristol Board
Original Size:   17 x 14 inches
Orientation:   Landscape

Detail:   View detail window [34 KB]

Description:   
I had done a lot of work with dragons, and really I wasn't as pleased with the way some of them came out as I knew I could do better. My dragons mean a lot to me. They are very intelligent creatures the way I think of them; graceful, like a snake, but usually represented more cat-like, or even more human-like with articulate nimble hands and expressive features.

I had been at a convention talking with Michael Whelan (an artist whom I greatly admire) about the previous work I did with dragons, and he agreed that on some of them, it looked as though I got bored doing all the scales. If you're bored, and you rush through, it really shows. I wanted to prove to myself that I had the patience to do every single scale, and I wanted to do a painting that represented one of the dragons in particular from the game my friends and I had been playing.

This is one of my favorite pieces. Once I put the original up for sale at a convention, but I am very glad that I still have it.


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